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NYCS Route 1 Broadway – Seventh Avenue Local
NYCS Route 2 Seventh Avenue Express
NYCS Route 3 Seventh Avenue Express
NYCS Route 4 Lexington Avenue Express
NYCS Route 5 Lexington Avenue Express
NYCS Route 6 Lexington Avenue Local
NYCS Route 6d Pelham Bay Park Express
NYCS Route 7 Flushing Local
NYCS Route 7d Flushing Express
NYCS Route A Eighth Avenue Express
NYCS Route B Sixth Avenue Express
NYCS Route C Eighth Avenue Local
NYCS Route D Sixth Avenue Express
NYCS Route E Eighth Avenue Local
NYCS Route F Queens Boulevard Express/Sixth Avenue Local
NYCS Route Fd Culver Express
NYCS Route G Brooklyn – Queens Crosstown
NYCS Route J Nassau Street Local
NYCS Route L 14 Street – Canarsie Local
NYCS Route M Queens Boulevard/Sixth Avenue Local
NYCS Route N Broadway Express
NYCS Route Q Second Avenue/Broadway Express/Brighton Local
NYCS Route R Broadway Local
NYCS Route W Broadway Local
NYCS Route Z Nassau Street Express
NYCS Route S 42nd Street Shuttle
NYCS Route S Franklin Avenue Shuttle
NYCS Route S Rockaway Park Shuttle
NYCS Route SIRl Staten Island Railway Local
NYCS Route SIRe Staten Island Railway Express
NYCS Route T Second Avenue Local (future)

These are services for lines see List of NYCS lines view

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For the former BMT service, see BMT 6.

The 6 Lexington Avenue Local is a service of the New York City Subway. It is colored green on station signs and the NYC Subway map, since it uses the IRT Lexington Avenue Line through midtown. Trains of the 3 service run at all times. The usual pattern is local service on the whole route. Some midday and rush hour trips run express in the peak direction in the Bronx, and are designated with a diamond rather than the standard circle. During those times (in peak direction), most local 3 trains terminate at Parkchester some local trains also run to Pelham Bay Park when the express runs in the late PM rush hour/early evening. Express trains switch to the local tracks north of there and continue to Pelham Bay Park.

Service history[]

 
6

LEX-PELHAM
 
6
 
R12 end rollsign
1967-1979 bullet (in a circle)

On October 27, 1904, local and express service opened on the original subway in Manhattan, following the route of the present IRT Lexington Avenue Line from City Hall to 42nd Street–Grand Central. From there, the service traveled west on 42nd Street on the route of the present 42nd Street Shuttle, and then north on the present Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line, and then the Lenox Avenue Line to 145th Street.

The current "H" configuration — with separate services along Lexington Avenue and Broadway–Seventh Avenues — was introduced in 1917. Full Lexington Avenue local service from City Hall to 125th Street opened on July 17, 1918.

On August 1, 1918, Third Avenue–138th Street opened.

On January 8, 1919, service was extended to Hunts Point Avenue.

On May 30, 1920, service was extended to Parkchester.

Five months later, service was extended to Westchester Square–East Tremont Avenue.

Two months later, the entire IRT Pelham Line was completed.

On December 31, 1945, City Hall station closed, making the former Brooklyn Bridge station (renamed Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall the new southern terminal.

From that point on, service remained unchanged. Rush hour expresses operated from Pelham Bay Park and locals from Parkchester, and all stops other times to Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall. Until the 1970's, rush hour trains were extended to South Ferry (shuttle from Bowling Green on outer track, other times).

In 1980, late night service was cut back to 125th Street. (3 became local in Manhattan).

From March 4, 1985 until the following summer, there was a 3 leaving Third Avenue–138th Street bound for Brooklyn, turned at Atlantic Avenue, and returned to Pelham Bay Park. This was the only 3 service scheduled to operate to Brooklyn.

In the mid 1990s, express service in The Bronx was extended to middays (to Manhattan until about noon, then to Pelham Bay Park).

In 1999, late-night service was re-extended to Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (the 3 train remained as a late-night local).

Cultural references[]

  • Jennifer Lopez rode a 3 train into Manhattan to go to her dance studio. Her 1999 album is called On the 6, a reference to the train.
  • On January 22, 2006, eight members of the Improv Everywhere comedy troup were arrested on a 3 train after participating in a city-wide prank dubbed "No Pants".

Route[]

The following table shows the lines used by Route 6 and Route <6> trains, with shaded boxes indicating the route at the specified times:

Line From To Tracks Times
weekday
peak dir.
all
others
NYCS Route 6 NYCS Route 6d NYCS Route 6
IRT Pelham Line (full line) Pelham Bay Park Castle Hill Avenue local      
Parkchester Third Avenue – 138th Street express  
local      
IRT Lexington Avenue Line 125th Street Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall  
Station service legend
Black dot.svg Stops all times
Period dot.svg Stops all times except late nights
Crescent dot.svg Stops late nights only
Circle dot.svg Stops weekdays only
Half dot.svg Stops all times except weekdays in the peak direction
Half diamond.svg Stops rush hours in the peak direction only
Gray dot.svg Station closed
NYCS Route 6 NYCS Route 6d Stations Handicapped/disabled access Transfer Connections and notes
Half dot.svg Half diamond.svg Pelham Bay Park Handicapped/disabled access
Gray dot.svg Buhre Avenue
Half dot.svg Half diamond.svg Middletown Road
Half dot.svg Half diamond.svg Westchester Square – East Tremont Avenue
Gray dot.svg Zerega Avenue
Half dot.svg Half diamond.svg Castle Hill Avenue
Black dot.svg Half diamond.svg Parkchester
Black dot.svg St. Lawrence Avenue
Black dot.svg Morrison Avenue – Soundview
Black dot.svg Elder Avenue
Black dot.svg Whitlock Avenue
Black dot.svg Half diamond.svg Hunts Point Avenue
Black dot.svg Longwood Avenue
Black dot.svg East 149th Street
Black dot.svg East 143rd Street – St. Mary's Street
Black dot.svg Cypress Avenue
Black dot.svg Brook Avenue
Black dot.svg Half diamond.svg Third Avenue – 138th Street
Black dot.svg Half diamond.svg 125th Street Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 4Black dot.svg NYCS Route 5Period dot.svg
Black dot.svg Half diamond.svg 116th Street NYCS Route 4Crescent dot.svg
Black dot.svg Half diamond.svg 110th Street NYCS Route 4Crescent dot.svg
Black dot.svg Half diamond.svg 103rd Street NYCS Route 4Crescent dot.svg
Black dot.svg Half diamond.svg 96th Street NYCS Route 4Crescent dot.svg
Black dot.svg Half diamond.svg 86th Street NYCS Route 4Black dot.svg NYCS Route 5Period dot.svg
Black dot.svg Half diamond.svg 77th Street NYCS Route 4Crescent dot.svg
Black dot.svg Half diamond.svg 68th Street – Hunter College NYCS Route 4Crescent dot.svg
Black dot.svg Half diamond.svg 59th Street NYCS Route 4Black dot.svg NYCS Route 5Period dot.svg NYCS Route FBlack dot.svg NYCS Route NBlack dot.svg NYCS Route QCircle dot.svg NYCS Route RPeriod dot.svg
Black dot.svg Half diamond.svg 51st Street Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 4Crescent dot.svg NYCS Route EBlack dot.svg NYCS Route MCircle dot.svg
Black dot.svg Half diamond.svg Grand Central – 42nd Street Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 4Black dot.svg NYCS Route 5Period dot.svg NYCS Route 7Black dot.svg NYCS Route 7dHalf diamond.svg
NYCS Route SPeriod dot.svg (42nd Avenue Shuttle)
Black dot.svg Half diamond.svg 33rd Street NYCS Route 4Crescent dot.svg
Black dot.svg Half diamond.svg 28th Street NYCS Route 4Crescent dot.svg
Black dot.svg Half diamond.svg 23rd Street NYCS Route 4Crescent dot.svg
Black dot.svg Half diamond.svg 14th Street – Union Square NYCS Route 4Black dot.svg NYCS Route 5Period dot.svg NYCS Route LBlack dot.svg NYCS Route NBlack dot.svg NYCS Route QBlack dot.svg NYCS Route RPeriod dot.svg
Black dot.svg Half diamond.svg Astor Place NYCS Route 4Crescent dot.svg
Black dot.svg Half diamond.svg Bleecker Street Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 4Black dot.svg NYCS Route BCircle dot.svg NYCS Route DBlack dot.svg NYCS Route FBlack dot.svg NYCS Route MCircle dot.svg
Black dot.svg Half diamond.svg Spring Street NYCS Route 4Crescent dot.svg
Black dot.svg Half diamond.svg Canal Street Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 4Crescent dot.svg NYCS Route JBlack dot.svg NYCS Route NBlack dot.svg NYCS Route QBlack dot.svg NYCS Route RPeriod dot.svg NYCS Route Z
Black dot.svg Half diamond.svg Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall Handicapped/disabled access NYCS Route 4Black dot.svg NYCS Route 5Period dot.svg NYCS Route JBlack dot.svg NYCS Route ZHalf diamond.svg

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